The power of using classified websites for inexpensive advertising and great return.

classified websites

Classified Websites

So we’ve all heard of Classified websites, but I’m still amazed how many people still use them. From Kijiji to Craigslist, using classified websites can dramatically increase your lead generation and is an inexpensive way to contact your potential market. For instance, I put a and on Kijiji as I wanted to get some trees and landscaping done in my property, I paid for a top ad and lo and behold somebodies are contacted me, not one day later. And they want me to do some web work on top of the trade.

classified websites

 Classified Websites

craigslist.org
backpage.com
oodle.com
Kijiji.ca
ebayclassifieds.com
classifiedads.com
yakaz.com
olx.com
Hotfrog.ca

The old fashioned way to find jobs was to search through the Classifieds section of the local newspaper. While some of the larger job search websites work better than this “Classifieds” approach, this job search method is also viable. The following are examples of Job Classifieds Sites:

Craigslist : This classifieds website has an entire section just for jobs. Employers and recruiters can post their advertisements for free and get a lot of exposure to job seekers. Craigslist sorts its classified postings based on location so that local and regional job seekers can easily locate openings in their area.

Oodle Classifieds: Like Craiglist, this is a huge classifieds website. It sorts jobs by country (serves the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, India, and Ireland) and is free for recruiters, employers, and job seekers. It has an easy search feature that lets you find exactly what you are looking for. Oodle also searches other websites for classified postings, so the exposure to jobs is very good.

For employers and recruiters: When publishing an job advertisement to one of these classifieds websites, be sure to be detailed. Include location, company name, and all other information a job seeker may need. Since job postings are free, some searches run into bogus scam advertisements. So, they have their guard up. If you have a detailed posting, you can lower the risk that a potential employee will consider your ad a scam. This in turn will increase the number of responses you see for your job posting.

For job seekers: Be aware of scam advertisements. If a job posting sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t pay a potential employer any money (for an interview, background check, etc.). And don’t respond to an advertisement that is very vague. Good ads will tell you job requirements, salary, and location at the bare minimum.

So there you have it 9 of the top classified websites that I would use that are relevant Canada.
As far as the Kijiji one, if you are serious about getting any kind of traffic or hits. I would pay for a top ad
(  I Wouldn’t recommend the paying for a home page ad, as I feel it’s so crowded and not targeted to your target market, it’s a waste of money )

Yours in Success!

Allan Fine
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